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On December 16th, Palmetto State Armory’s parent company JJE announced it was acquiring Nodak Spud, LLC and to make it a subsidiary of Harrington & Richardson. This news was announced on Palmetto State Armory’s Industry Forum on Harrington & Richardson is well-known in the industry for making revolvers and rifles. H&R was one of four original contractors manufacturing the M16A1 during Vietnam. Nodak Spud is know for its AK receivers and Retro AR lowers that have gained popularity over time.

Below, is the announcement from Palmetto State Armory’s forum post.


Effective Jan 3rd, NoDak Spud will become a subsidiary of Harrington & Richardson. Mike Wetteland, co-owner of NoDak Spud will become the CEO of the newly reformed H&R.

Mike brings over 30 years of experience in the firearms industry to our team. As many of you know, Mike’s attention to detail and passion for Retro AR15’s has helped grow our hobby.

NoDak Spud will cease all operations at their Edina MN facility Dec 23rd in order to complete ship outs before the end of the year. NoDak Spud will then be relocated to West Columbia SC.

All customers that had backorders and/or were on the interested parties list for retro lowers/parts will be notified by Harlan via telephone or email.

All NoDak Spud retro parts will be rebranded as H&R. Most of the other NDS products, such as Ruger rifle sights will still be produced. Please be patient as it will take time to spin production back up.

NoDak Spud will continue to field calls and emails until we get the H&R website and staff up and running.

PLEASE DO NOT call Palmetto State Armory to place pre-orders or make product inquiries as the customer service staff has not been brought up to speed yet.

Please be assured that we will do our best to contact everyone on the NoDak lists to give them the opportunity to purchase H&R retro products.

Thank you,


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  1. Great news ! Was wondering if you were going to start producing the handi- rifle again ? I really hope so ! I was raised shooting it , I raised my kids on it and starting my grandkids until now they sold out ! I really hope you start making them again ! Thank you !

  2. For the battlefield line, what about the M14, T223, T48 rifles? The Reising, M1, and M16A1 will be awesome but, these other models would be more interesting.

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